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Elevator Safety and Standards Advisory Board

Elevator Safety and Standards Advisory Board

Meeting Information

Staff Contact

Vincent Rapacciuolo, Safety & Health Program Manager 2
Phone (518) 457-3530 email – [email protected]

Program Justification: Worker Protection, Division of Safety & Health 


  • Assist the Commissioner and the Department in establishing the state regulations for equipment covered by Article 33.
  • Develop recommendations for an enforcement program which will ensure compliance with the regulations and requirements promulgated by the Commissioner pursuant to Article 33.
  • Assist the Commissioner in granting exceptions and variances from the literal requirements of the applicable code and standards, regulations, and local legislation, in cases where such variances would not jeopardize the public safety and welfare.
  • Assist the Commissioner in setting fee schedules for licenses, permits, and inspections. The fees shall reflect the actual costs and expenses to conduct the duties as described in Article 33.
  • Assist the Commissioner in any and all things necessary or convenient to the Commissioner's duty to carry out the purposes of Article 33.


New York Labor Law § 956

Membership Structure

Thirteen members: 7 members appointed by the Governor, 3 members appointed by the Temporary President of the Senate, and 3 members appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly. The appointees to the board shall be representatives of elevator manufacturers, building owners or managers, elevator industry construction workers, elevator servicing companies, elevator industry associations, elevator mechanics, or fire marshals. The board shall elect a chairperson to serve for the term of their appointment to the board. The members shall serve without salary or compensation, but, shall be reimbursed for necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties.

Current Board Members

Member Member County Member Qualification Statutory Sponsor
Charanjeet Singh, PE Queens Elevator Inspector Governor
Patrick Tenneriello Suffolk Elevator Industry Association Governor
Hiren "Harry" Vyas Nassau Elevator Industry Association Governor
Mark Gregorio Orange Elevator Service Company Governor
Randall Pawlik Erie Elevator Service Company Governor
Susan MCGee Herkimer Owner/Manager Governor
Michael Halpin Queens Elevator Industry Association Governor
Jerald Pittman Orange Elevator Service Company Temporary President of the Senate
James Hagerty Rensselaer Elevator Industry Construction Worker Temporary President of the Senate
Kelly Fuller Saratoga Elevator Service Company Temporary President of the Senate
Vacant     Speaker of the Assembly
Vacant     Speaker of the Assembly
Vacant     Speaker of the Assembly


Board Financials

Elevator Safety and Standards Advisory Board
Organization, Title
Member Name County of Residence FY 2022-23
Est. FY 2023-24 Expenses Est. FY 2024-25 Expenses
NYC Department of Buildings, Inspector Charanjeet Singh, PE Queens $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Nouveau Elevator, Superintendent;  JATC Member, IBEW Elevator Industry School Patrick Tenneriello Suffolk $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
T.Y.Lin International, Director (Vertical Transportation) Hiren “Harry” Vyas Nassau $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
TEI Elevator, President Mark Gregorio Orange $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Bison Elevator, Principal Randall Pawlik Erie $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Upstate Elevator, Owner Susan MCGee Herkimer $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
International Union of Elevator Constructors, Political Action Director Michael Halpin Queens $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Unitec, Director of Compliance & Internal Operations Jerald Pittman Orange $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
IUEC Local 35 Albany, Business Manager James Hagerty Rensselaer $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Otis Elevator, Associate Director Field Ops, Modernization & Connected Products – NAA Kelly Fuller Saratoga $0.00 $0.00 $0.00